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Pick Axe IPA - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Pick Axe IPAPick Axe IPA

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487 Ratings

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Pick Axe Pale Ale".

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-14-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

KeyWestGator, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Summer92, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

iL0VEbeer, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

djrn2, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

richkrull, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

nitewing05, Dec 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Yeroc, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of grimey68
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

grimey68, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of bark
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%

The colour is amber (20 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is off-white and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass. The beer is bottle conditioned.

The smell is hoppy with toffee sweetness. Some onion/cabbage flavours. Chemical bitterness and some orange juice.

The taste is smooth with citric hops and some fruity sweetness: Oranges, mango, lime, pineapple. Mild bitterness, more like an APA than an IPA. Medium to full body. The aftertaste got a passing note of solvents and some harsh hops. Orange juice, lime, green apples and green plums. The finish got some solvents and rough alcohol.

The carbonation is mild to medium strong, the bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth and a bit dry.

Not enough bitterness, and some off-flavours. Well, well...

bark, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

athomasPSU, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Druss157, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

civicm87, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

timsoder, Oct 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

alexanf, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

twenty5, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Bromine, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

FrankHammer, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Cronkite11, Oct 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

kemkempalace, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured into tulip; lovely IPA color, translucent orange-yellow, with a thin white head that leaves rings of delicate lacing.
Smell is slightly metallic, clean crackery malt, with a dash of hops. Probably a pretty old bottle, not much hop aroma. There are light hints of floral, grassy, and fruity hops.
Taste is about the same; clean malt and faded hops. I don't get much beyond a grassy bitterness, but there are slight hints of citrus rind and fruit.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and thin, good for the style.
Overall I'd prefer more hop flavor, but it was probably an old bottle so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%

Best by date: Nov 04 2013. Pours to a thin but lasting head and consistent but sparse lacing, Color is a hazy orange-amber. Aroma presents grapefruit, pine, dill, rose and crystal malt. Flavor is definitely hop-forward with 55 IBUs, but with a substantial malt backbone to keep it from being too harsh. Mouthfeel is medium-light and CO2 is moderate and unobtrusive. Overall, a balanced and flavorful AIPA.

EagleTalon, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of rajendra82
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%

The body was orange amber in color with a slight haze. The carbonation appeared lively, and the head was two fingers thick, and very well retained. The smell was deceptively honey like at first, but then gave way to herbal hops. The taste was very tropical, with Mandarin orange, pineapple, and mango flavors, The bitterness was atypically modest for the style. The finish however provided a good deal of hop based dryness. It was a little thinner than medium bodied. Nicely approachable.

rajendra82, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

rxthree, Sep 15, 2013
Pick Axe IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.